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September 19, 2018 Events

Art Revealing Our True Colors

On September 18th, Founding Farmers Reston Station hosted an “Art Reveal” to give invited guests the opportunity to learn more about the original art across our restaurant. It was an evening dedicated to celebrating our commissioned artists and their extraordinary work.

September 10, 2018 Sustainability

Why Eliminate Plastic Straws?

Some have been critical of recent worldwide efforts to eliminate plastic straws. They say plastic straws are so small. How does eliminating them really have any significant environmental impact? For Founding Farmers, and across all of our restaurants, ditching the plastic straw has become a collaborative mission with close to 150 restaurants, NGOs, and government leaders across the DC area.

August 27, 2018 Events

Revived by Craft Beer, Bluegrass & Bacon Lollies

On Saturday, Founding Farmers joined Maryland beer lovers and makers at REVIVE! A celebration of Maryland’s award-winning beer and cuisine. Hosted by the Brewers Association of Maryland, guests enjoyed an evening of craft beer and tasty food, while dancing to the bluegrass melodies of The Plate Scrapers.

August 18, 2018 Sustainability

Celebrating the Magic of Honey Bees

At Founding Farmers, we’re all about celebrating and protecting honey bees any way we can. This year’s National Honey Bee Day was particularly sweet for us as it fell on the heels of the big honey harvest from our urban apiary at The George Washington University, in the heart of Washington, D.C.

August 6, 2018 Events

Explore Your Hometown Eats with Restaurant Week

August can be a rough month for DC locals. It’s usually unbearably hot and humid, and many of our friends and family have managed to skip town. One great way to beat the heat and enjoy our great city this month?

August 1, 2018 Press & Awards

Founding Farmers Wins Best Brunch from Main Line Today

Our Pennsylvania Founding Farmers in King of Prussia won Best Brunch from Philadelphia’s Main Line Today magazine. An annual reader’s pick award, we are delighted to be a neighborhood favorite, especially since we are the new kids on the block.

July 2, 2018 Events

Join the Summer Fun & Festivities at Reston Station

Founding Farmers Reston Station has landed in an innovative neighborhood with vision. And this summer, the plans at Reston Station Metro Plaza are plentiful. As a center point for commuting, shopping, and gathering for local Northern Virginia natives, Reston Station offers a spacious landscape with a wide variety of activities.

June 22, 2018 Events

Founding Farmers & Our Baby Goat Join Beast of a Feast

Our Founding Farmers in King of Prussia joined the greater Philadelphia community last night to raise money for the Elmwood Park Zoo. The zoo’s single largest fundraiser, the 10th Annual Beast of a Feast, raised over $100,000 for educational programing and community engagement.

June 21, 2018 Food, Sustainability

Who Knew Asparagus Grew Like This?

Asparagus is cool. We recently had the chance to tour Godfrey’s Farm, where we are currently getting our asparagus for MoCo’s Founding Farmers. Looking across the field, it is hard to even see that there is something amazing and delicious growing there.

June 18, 2018 Events

Reston Station Gets a Taste of Founding Farmers

Founding Farmers Reston Station joined our newest neighbors over the weekend for what Virginia Living magazine voted, “Northern Virginia’s Best Food Festival.” For two beautiful, sunny days at the Reston Town Center, team members debuted our latest restaurant at Taste of Reston.

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